Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Talk Therapy 2 Me, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA Ed, LPC, LMHC, SMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63103  (Online Only)
I offer an approach influenced by CBT, DBT, Narrative and Existential techniques including engaging clients in “walk and talk therapy” to assist in overcoming barriers associated with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and relationship distress.
Now Accepting New Clients! When we experience difficult situations in our lives there is nothing more empowering than having a support system to help you find your voice and identity. You have taken a courageous step in seeking counseling and I will provide support and encouragement. I will help in undoing aloneness, increasing one’s capacity to self-love and co create the narrative to become your self at best. You will experience an empathetic, non-judgmental, holistic and strength-based approach to conquering your challenges and relationship barriers.
I offer an approach influenced by CBT, DBT, Narrative and Existential techniques including engaging clients in “walk and talk therapy” to assist in overcoming barriers associated with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and relationship distress.
Now Accepting New Clients! When we experience difficult situations in our lives there is nothing more empowering than having a support system to help you find your voice and identity. You have taken a courageous step in seeking counseling and I will provide support and encouragement. I will help in undoing aloneness, increasing one’s capacity to self-love and co create the narrative to become your self at best. You will experience an empathetic, non-judgmental, holistic and strength-based approach to conquering your challenges and relationship barriers.
(727) 855-3361 View (727) 855-3361
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Love & Kindness Therapeutic Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT, Solution-Focused, components of DBT, and client-centered.
At Love & Kindness Therapeutic Services LLC, I am looking to connect with clients 18 years and older of all populations, genders, and backgrounds. I enjoy helping clients explore their thoughts and feelings while working closely to develop effective coping, decision making, and skill based learning tools.
Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT, Solution-Focused, components of DBT, and client-centered.
At Love & Kindness Therapeutic Services LLC, I am looking to connect with clients 18 years and older of all populations, genders, and backgrounds. I enjoy helping clients explore their thoughts and feelings while working closely to develop effective coping, decision making, and skill based learning tools.
(314) 626-0605 View (314) 626-0605
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Amy Goldstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, CSAM, CHT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63132
I also have obtained special training in: (CBT), (ART) Accelerated Resolution , (EMDR) Eye movement desensitization, (PMT) Parent Management, (EFT) Emotional Focused Therapy.
I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment where my clients can explore their issues and challenges they face. I see a wide array of clients with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, relationship issues, anger issues etc. I feel privileged to be able to offer my assistance to others on this shared journey and commend you for reaching out for help to make things better. I am currently accepting new clients, and my services are offered at a reduced rate which makes affordability an option. My location is in Creve Coeur which is 20 minutes from O'Fallon, 15 minutes to Chesterfield, and approx 25 minutes to downtown.
I also have obtained special training in: (CBT), (ART) Accelerated Resolution , (EMDR) Eye movement desensitization, (PMT) Parent Management, (EFT) Emotional Focused Therapy.
I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment where my clients can explore their issues and challenges they face. I see a wide array of clients with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, relationship issues, anger issues etc. I feel privileged to be able to offer my assistance to others on this shared journey and commend you for reaching out for help to make things better. I am currently accepting new clients, and my services are offered at a reduced rate which makes affordability an option. My location is in Creve Coeur which is 20 minutes from O'Fallon, 15 minutes to Chesterfield, and approx 25 minutes to downtown.
(636) 577-2397 View (636) 577-2397
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Gianna R Shockley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63107
Leveraging CBT and Relational Cultural Theory, I guide young people facing identity challenges, friendship dynamics, and transitioning into adulthood.
My ideal client is a young person navigating the complexities of adolescence and early adulthood, grappling with issues of identity, friendship, and the transition to maturity. Whether it's understanding their present circumstances, managing perceptions from family and society, or honing new life skills, I am here to offer guidance and support. I welcome those from marginalized backgrounds, helping them find affirmation and insight into how their race, gender, or sexual orientation intersects with their mental well-being.
Leveraging CBT and Relational Cultural Theory, I guide young people facing identity challenges, friendship dynamics, and transitioning into adulthood.
My ideal client is a young person navigating the complexities of adolescence and early adulthood, grappling with issues of identity, friendship, and the transition to maturity. Whether it's understanding their present circumstances, managing perceptions from family and society, or honing new life skills, I am here to offer guidance and support. I welcome those from marginalized backgrounds, helping them find affirmation and insight into how their race, gender, or sexual orientation intersects with their mental well-being.
(636) 923-8142 View (636) 923-8142
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Margie Lewitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63143
Applying the techniques I have been trained in such as mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma focused cognitive therapy, divorce, and the internal family systems model (IFS), grief and healing, clients will begin the process of reconciling the past and experiencing an improved quality of life in the present.
Helping clients, whether we meet individually, as couples or in groups, is my highest priority. As a compassionate active listener, I provide a safe, warm, non-judgmental space. Our close relationships within our lives can give us strength but can also create conflict, anxiety, and/or depression. The result may be physical discomfort, low self-esteem, even PTSD, as well as thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can get in the way of making positive decisions. Working as a team, my clients and I identify behavioral patterns, set goals, and begin a plan to achieve resolution and healing.
Applying the techniques I have been trained in such as mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma focused cognitive therapy, divorce, and the internal family systems model (IFS), grief and healing, clients will begin the process of reconciling the past and experiencing an improved quality of life in the present.
Helping clients, whether we meet individually, as couples or in groups, is my highest priority. As a compassionate active listener, I provide a safe, warm, non-judgmental space. Our close relationships within our lives can give us strength but can also create conflict, anxiety, and/or depression. The result may be physical discomfort, low self-esteem, even PTSD, as well as thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can get in the way of making positive decisions. Working as a team, my clients and I identify behavioral patterns, set goals, and begin a plan to achieve resolution and healing.
(314) 762-6475 View (314) 762-6475
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Dr. Cherie Baetz-Davis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141
If you need a warm, supportive space where you can feel safe to explore, learn, and make changes, you've come to the right place! I work with people from diverse backgrounds in a compassionate manner focusing on improving communication, recovering from past trauma, and developing effective strategies for stress/coping. I am directive at times and will challenge you to take on new perspectives and try out new behaviors, but at a pace that is comfortable to you. I use cognitive-behavioral techniques, role-playing, goal setting, exposure/response prevention, assertiveness training, internal family systems, and others.
If you need a warm, supportive space where you can feel safe to explore, learn, and make changes, you've come to the right place! I work with people from diverse backgrounds in a compassionate manner focusing on improving communication, recovering from past trauma, and developing effective strategies for stress/coping. I am directive at times and will challenge you to take on new perspectives and try out new behaviors, but at a pace that is comfortable to you. I use cognitive-behavioral techniques, role-playing, goal setting, exposure/response prevention, assertiveness training, internal family systems, and others.
(314) 720-6036 View (314) 720-6036
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Fawn Weber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63127
Using CBT & Mindful Self-Compassion, I will teach how thinking about circumstances can influence feelings and behavior, how to rewire negative habitual thinking patterns into positive, useful ones.
Families can find themselves in high conflict, overwhelmed and discontent, having lost the joy of being together but not know why. Some families know why but don't know what to do about it! Some individuals can find themselves feeling unfulfilled, stuck and sad more days than not, while others may feel anxious, worried and self-critical most of the time. Many people have all of this going on at once! If you are looking to improve the communication and calm in your family, or to shut down the self-critical thoughts to feel more confident, I can help.
Using CBT & Mindful Self-Compassion, I will teach how thinking about circumstances can influence feelings and behavior, how to rewire negative habitual thinking patterns into positive, useful ones.
Families can find themselves in high conflict, overwhelmed and discontent, having lost the joy of being together but not know why. Some families know why but don't know what to do about it! Some individuals can find themselves feeling unfulfilled, stuck and sad more days than not, while others may feel anxious, worried and self-critical most of the time. Many people have all of this going on at once! If you are looking to improve the communication and calm in your family, or to shut down the self-critical thoughts to feel more confident, I can help.
(314) 526-3474 View (314) 526-3474
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Raymond T Fezzi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63123
Not accepting new clients
With over 30 yrs of experience, I'm trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR, and addictions therapy.
My name is Raymond Fezzi and my office is conveniently located 1/2 mile northwest of Hwy I-55 in the South County area. I offer a range of services, including assessment and therapy for individuals seeking help for relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety disorders, and addictions. I make every attempt to make your first visit comfortable by answering any questions when calling for an initial appointment, and by helping you to clarify your needs and goals for treatment.
With over 30 yrs of experience, I'm trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR, and addictions therapy.
My name is Raymond Fezzi and my office is conveniently located 1/2 mile northwest of Hwy I-55 in the South County area. I offer a range of services, including assessment and therapy for individuals seeking help for relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety disorders, and addictions. I make every attempt to make your first visit comfortable by answering any questions when calling for an initial appointment, and by helping you to clarify your needs and goals for treatment.
(314) 227-9266 View (314) 227-9266
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Laura Chackes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141
We also teach mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and run groups for children, teens, and adults.
I've specialized in treating children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and related disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorder), Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Separation Anxiety, and Selective Mutism for the past 17 years. As the owner of The Center for Mindfulness & CBT, I've hired and trained other anxiety/OCD/BFRB experts, and continue to provide supervision and consultation, so I work to connect those I can't see to others in the practice.
We also teach mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and run groups for children, teens, and adults.
I've specialized in treating children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and related disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorder), Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Separation Anxiety, and Selective Mutism for the past 17 years. As the owner of The Center for Mindfulness & CBT, I've hired and trained other anxiety/OCD/BFRB experts, and continue to provide supervision and consultation, so I work to connect those I can't see to others in the practice.
(314) 384-5223 View (314) 384-5223
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Kate MacLeod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63127
Hello! I specialize in working with adults that are struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or other issues that are causing stress in their lives. My treatment approach is a mix of learning coping strategies to manage current issues (CBT), along with discussing childhood, family relationships, and past experiences that impact how we see ourselves, others, and the world today. The way we communicate, behave, and deal with emotions are developed over time and through a variety of experiences, good and bad. Being able to recognize these patterns and where they come from can help us create more positive and long term change.
Hello! I specialize in working with adults that are struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or other issues that are causing stress in their lives. My treatment approach is a mix of learning coping strategies to manage current issues (CBT), along with discussing childhood, family relationships, and past experiences that impact how we see ourselves, others, and the world today. The way we communicate, behave, and deal with emotions are developed over time and through a variety of experiences, good and bad. Being able to recognize these patterns and where they come from can help us create more positive and long term change.
(314) 274-1807 View (314) 274-1807
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Joan A Di Pretore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63104  (Online Only)
I generally use a mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral approach, however, each individual is unique and I look at the best treatment models for their situation.
Dedicated to my clients' happiness and success, I feel honored to be trusted with their innermost thoughts. They often report feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed by life situations: e.g. relationship conflict, conflict at work, loss of a loved one. Feeling that life is controlling them, they report feeling depressed, anxious, and doubting their own ability. Through our work together in therapy, my clients have felt empowered to regain the control necessary to make positive changes in their lives and relationships, and thereby resolve their conflicts, reduce their level of stress, and relieve their accompanying anxiety and depression.
I generally use a mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral approach, however, each individual is unique and I look at the best treatment models for their situation.
Dedicated to my clients' happiness and success, I feel honored to be trusted with their innermost thoughts. They often report feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed by life situations: e.g. relationship conflict, conflict at work, loss of a loved one. Feeling that life is controlling them, they report feeling depressed, anxious, and doubting their own ability. Through our work together in therapy, my clients have felt empowered to regain the control necessary to make positive changes in their lives and relationships, and thereby resolve their conflicts, reduce their level of stress, and relieve their accompanying anxiety and depression.
(314) 714-4248 View (314) 714-4248
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Undoing Knots Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63109  (Online Only)
The choice of therapist is an important one and it is often helpful to have some insight into how the therapist you’re considering views therapy. My background involves training in a variety of approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based therapy. At the core, I believe therapy to be a journey to becoming more fully yourself. I have experience in helping people navigate life-changing medical diagnoses, managing depressive and anxiety symptoms, and relationship stress whether romantic, familial or friendships.
The choice of therapist is an important one and it is often helpful to have some insight into how the therapist you’re considering views therapy. My background involves training in a variety of approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based therapy. At the core, I believe therapy to be a journey to becoming more fully yourself. I have experience in helping people navigate life-changing medical diagnoses, managing depressive and anxiety symptoms, and relationship stress whether romantic, familial or friendships.
(314) 860-8116 View (314) 860-8116
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Maria Cognata
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
My approach includes exposure and response prevention therapy, inference-based cognitive behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Like you, my clients worry a lot about their health. Unexplained symptoms lead to days of spiraling, looking things up on the internet, and asking loved ones to tell you you’re okay. You’re having trouble sleeping because you can’t turn your mind off. The fear of having a health condition that you could have prevented if you’d just been more proactive is unbearable. When you’re feeling out of control, having a sense of direction and someone to walk beside you can be comforting. You can bring your authentic self to sessions with me. I strive to create an open, non-judgmental, and inclusive environment for everyone in my office.
My approach includes exposure and response prevention therapy, inference-based cognitive behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Like you, my clients worry a lot about their health. Unexplained symptoms lead to days of spiraling, looking things up on the internet, and asking loved ones to tell you you’re okay. You’re having trouble sleeping because you can’t turn your mind off. The fear of having a health condition that you could have prevented if you’d just been more proactive is unbearable. When you’re feeling out of control, having a sense of direction and someone to walk beside you can be comforting. You can bring your authentic self to sessions with me. I strive to create an open, non-judgmental, and inclusive environment for everyone in my office.
(314) 936-2686 View (314) 936-2686
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Holly Klostermann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63125  (Online Only)
I apply cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and trauma therapy.
I am Holly Klostermann, licensed clinical social worker. I enjoy working with clients of all backgrounds including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I apply cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and trauma therapy.
I am Holly Klostermann, licensed clinical social worker. I enjoy working with clients of all backgrounds including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(636) 339-3988 View (636) 339-3988
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Karen A Geren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63105
She emphasizes the use of client input and individualized treatment strategies pulling from cognitive, systems, DBT, psychodynamic and EMDR orientations.
Karen utilizes non-judgmental and empowering approaches that focus on helping individuals access internal strengths to cope with life's difficulties. She offers unconditional support for improved wellbeing while actively challenging behaviors that may hinder progress. She has regularly facilitated growth and healing for adolescents and adults with issues such as eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addictions, self-injury, self-esteem, and OCD. Interventions specific to clients' needs are regularly reviewed in order to provide tools to be used between therapy sessions.
She emphasizes the use of client input and individualized treatment strategies pulling from cognitive, systems, DBT, psychodynamic and EMDR orientations.
Karen utilizes non-judgmental and empowering approaches that focus on helping individuals access internal strengths to cope with life's difficulties. She offers unconditional support for improved wellbeing while actively challenging behaviors that may hinder progress. She has regularly facilitated growth and healing for adolescents and adults with issues such as eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addictions, self-injury, self-esteem, and OCD. Interventions specific to clients' needs are regularly reviewed in order to provide tools to be used between therapy sessions.
(314) 227-9628 View (314) 227-9628
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Anthony F. Pickens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63112
I use CBT, Solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, interpersonal process therapy and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy).
I work with families and individuals ages 12 and up who are seeking support with daily life challenges related to emotional, relational, spiritual or career concerns.
I use CBT, Solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, interpersonal process therapy and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy).
I work with families and individuals ages 12 and up who are seeking support with daily life challenges related to emotional, relational, spiritual or career concerns.
(314) 912-3085 View (314) 912-3085
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Gina Howe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63119  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am trained in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, DBT, CPT &CBT.
I have 25 years of experience and specialized training in the field of trauma treatment and mental health. Areas of focus: depression, anxiety, panic, relationships, physical, emotional and sexual violence, child sexual abuse, post-traumatic and acute stress symptoms, dissociation, grief/loss, accident related trauma, direct or secondary traumatic experience, first responder and military incidents of stress. Clients that have experienced traumatic events often feel as if they are not themselves, may have intrusive thoughts, difficulty with focus, trust and may feel jumpy and/or numb. I would like to help you find your way through.
I am trained in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, DBT, CPT &CBT.
I have 25 years of experience and specialized training in the field of trauma treatment and mental health. Areas of focus: depression, anxiety, panic, relationships, physical, emotional and sexual violence, child sexual abuse, post-traumatic and acute stress symptoms, dissociation, grief/loss, accident related trauma, direct or secondary traumatic experience, first responder and military incidents of stress. Clients that have experienced traumatic events often feel as if they are not themselves, may have intrusive thoughts, difficulty with focus, trust and may feel jumpy and/or numb. I would like to help you find your way through.
(314) 451-7672 View (314) 451-7672
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Afshan Malik
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR, Coach, MP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63119  (Online Only)
 Our sessions may include the use of EMDR, CBT, DBT, Family Systems Therapy, Gottman Therapy, Positive Parenting, Narrative Therapy, and Life Coaching skills as needed.
Life transitions are the new beginning; unfortunately, past experiences, insecurities, trauma, and grief can influence the present behavior & actions. Making life transitions emotionally exhausting while getting the same results exacerbating feelings of stuck-ness in the rut. If you are tired of starting over and want to learn Why, When, & How you self-sabotage your success & relationships, If you want to gain mastery over your emotions, have clarity, focus, and commitment to your life goals. Grow personally/professionally, feel more in control, and less stressed than I am the therapeutic coach you need. Online and self-pay only.
 Our sessions may include the use of EMDR, CBT, DBT, Family Systems Therapy, Gottman Therapy, Positive Parenting, Narrative Therapy, and Life Coaching skills as needed.
Life transitions are the new beginning; unfortunately, past experiences, insecurities, trauma, and grief can influence the present behavior & actions. Making life transitions emotionally exhausting while getting the same results exacerbating feelings of stuck-ness in the rut. If you are tired of starting over and want to learn Why, When, & How you self-sabotage your success & relationships, If you want to gain mastery over your emotions, have clarity, focus, and commitment to your life goals. Grow personally/professionally, feel more in control, and less stressed than I am the therapeutic coach you need. Online and self-pay only.
(314) 310-7916 View (314) 310-7916
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Katie L Arnold
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63139
I offer a mix of primarily art therapy, EMDR therapy and DBT / CBT - individualized depending on the client's case and goals.
I have a diverse background in the evidence-based treatment of persons with trauma, eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ challenges and gender dysphoria. For clients with PTSD and other trauma, common goals include symptom reduction, coping, exploration and healing. With eating disorders, my practice is most appropriate for clients who have attended a higher level of care (e.g. Intensive Outpatient, Residential, PHP) and are looking to confront issues underlying the eating disorder. Clients seeking gender affirming care will find support with expression, transition, relationships and more.
I offer a mix of primarily art therapy, EMDR therapy and DBT / CBT - individualized depending on the client's case and goals.
I have a diverse background in the evidence-based treatment of persons with trauma, eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ challenges and gender dysphoria. For clients with PTSD and other trauma, common goals include symptom reduction, coping, exploration and healing. With eating disorders, my practice is most appropriate for clients who have attended a higher level of care (e.g. Intensive Outpatient, Residential, PHP) and are looking to confront issues underlying the eating disorder. Clients seeking gender affirming care will find support with expression, transition, relationships and more.
(314) 375-4887 View (314) 375-4887
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Carolyn Catchings
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC, Coach
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63108  (Online Only)
If your behavior does not reflect your core potential, make this your day to initiate personal growth & evolutionary change. Learn how to discover and employ your personal power to activate transformation! As a Personal Empowerment Coach, I help clients learn cognitive restructuring and behavior modification techniques to release their "authentic self" making change operational in their everyday life. I address physical, mental, emotional & spiritual issues through a wellness paradigm vs. symptom treatment approach. My philosophy is framed from a strength based perspective, "what's well with you" not "what's wrong with you".
If your behavior does not reflect your core potential, make this your day to initiate personal growth & evolutionary change. Learn how to discover and employ your personal power to activate transformation! As a Personal Empowerment Coach, I help clients learn cognitive restructuring and behavior modification techniques to release their "authentic self" making change operational in their everyday life. I address physical, mental, emotional & spiritual issues through a wellness paradigm vs. symptom treatment approach. My philosophy is framed from a strength based perspective, "what's well with you" not "what's wrong with you".
(314) 222-2261 View (314) 222-2261
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario catastrophizing or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.